Just a couple of days more, BMW will officially unveil the much anticipated 2014 MINI Cooper. The company has already teased the vehicle a couple of times, however the vehicle has already been caught testing. Here is the spy pictures of the vehicle ahead of its full reveal set for Monday. Based on the company's new UKL1 platform, the next MINI looks more attractive and slightly larger than the predecessor. The same platform will also underpin several BMW front-wheel and all-wheel drive models.
The 2014 MINI features an active hood which automatic rises to create a flexible crumple zone during pedestrian collision (speeds between 19-55kmph). Use of high strength steels in its construction has helped the company to make it lighter, which enhances its driving dynamics. It also comes equipped with a lighter braking system and revamped electronic power steering system.
The 2014 MINI gets a new head-up display that provides information onto a small screen on the dashboard. It comes equipped with various safety measures including collision and pedestrian warning system with city braking function and a windscreen-installed camera to avoid sudden collision. The vehicle now features a digital headlight assist system, which automatically activates or deactivates high-beams according to traffic and lighting conditions.
The next generation MINI will be made offered with three- and four-cylinder engines. The 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor develops 136bhp and 220Nm, while the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine is capable of developing 189bhp and 280Nm. Diesel powered 2014 MINI features a newly developed 1.5-litre direct-injection common-rail motor that develops 114bhp and a peak torque of 269Nm.